Accession Number : ADA238150


Title :   Patient Care Utility Module for DEPMEDS Hospitals


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jan 90-Jun 91,


Corporate Author : ARMY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD


Personal Author(s) : Dubill, Patricia M ; Strzelecki, Lorna R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a238150.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jun 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : Deficiencies have been identified in the patient care utility capability in Deployable Medical Systems (DEPMEDS) hospitals, especially in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). A study was conducted to assess space utilization around the patient bedside in DEPMEDS hospitals. Solutions utilizing the space between beds, at the end of beds, and underneath beds were identified and evaluated. Potential solutions included portable instrument mounting systems, shelf trucks, and other storage possibilities. Of the products evaluated, the most suitable unit was a high-strength plastic shelf truck that can be assembled without tools and provides considerable storage space and configuration flexibility.


Descriptors :   *PORTABLE EQUIPMENT , MODULAR CONSTRUCTION , SOLUTIONS(GENERAL) , HIGH STRENGTH , INSTRUMENTATION , MOUNTS , TRUCKS , PATIENTS , SPACE(ROOM) , STORAGE , MEDICAL SERVICES , HOSPITALS , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , UTILIZATION , PLASTICS , DEPLOYMENT


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE